MN: Pioli ready to give Ibrahimovic his first start in over a year – the latest

By Isak Möller -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is getting ready to play his first game from start since recovering from serious knee surgery. As AC Milan will take on Udinese tomorrow, he’s in pole position according to the latest reports. 

The Swede has worked extremely hard ever since his surgery in June last year. Having made a couple of appearances off the bench, he’s now eager to make a difference from the first minute and it looks like his chance has arrived.

According to MilanNews, with Olivier Giroud suspended, Stefano Pioli is likely to field Ibrahimovic from the first minute against Udinese. The 41-year-old has impressed in training and although he doesn’t have 90 minutes in his legs, he could get a good chunk.

While Ibrahimovic has done well to find form this quickly, it must also be said that both Divock Origi and Ante Rebic have been very diappointing lately. Especially Origi is a player that Milan believed a lot in when they signed him on a free transfer, but it hasn’t gone well thus far.

In any case, it will be nice to see Ibrahimovic starting. The last time that happened was against Juventus on January 23, 2022.

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